Trump: ‘Enemy of the people’ media is ‘dangerous and sick,’ can ‘cause war’

President Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning and launched a scathing attack on the media.

“The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE,” Trump wrote. “I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”

His tweet came days after CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Trump’s use of the phrase, “the enemy of the people.”

“For the sake of this room, the people who are in this room, this democracy, this country, all the people around the world are watching what you’re saying, Sarah,” Acosta said at a press briefing on Thursday. “And the White House, for the United States of America, the President of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people.”

“All I’m asking you to do, Sarah, is to acknowledge that right now and right here,” Acosta continued.

However, Sanders refused to say that the media isn’t “the enemy of the people.”

“I appreciate your passion; I share it,” Sanders replied. “I’ve addressed this question. I’ve addressed my personal feelings. I’m here to speak on behalf of the president, and he’s made his comments clear.”